New Zealand will be up against Pakistan for their first T20I clash at Eden Park. New Zealand vs Pakistan will be played on Friday, December 18 at 11:30 AM IST. Read more for NZ vs PAK Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions: Preview
New Zealand experienced a successful T20Is series against the world champions West Indies. The Kiwi propelled dominantly against the Carlos Braithwaite-led side as they managed to win the three-match series 2-0. Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner took the charge in the absence of leading men Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. New Zealand looks steady in their own backyard in the shortest format of the game as they continue to gear up for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup next year.
The situation started heating up for the visitors even before the commencement of the series. A total of 8 Pakistani players were tested positive for Coronavirus while they were under quarantine in New Zealand. The New Zealand Cricket Council were on the brink of calling off the league citing Pakistan’s ignorance towards taking precaution while dealing with the lethal disease. However, the situation got resolved and Pakistan will finally start their tour of New Zealand on December 18.
Babar Azam’s absence from the T20Is squad will be a major concern for the Pakistani side. Pakistan will now rely on Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali to come up with the goods against New Zealand’s pernicious bowling attack. Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and Wahab Riaz will take care of Pakistan’s bowling against the Kiwis.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions: Team
- Captain: M Guptill
- Vice-Captain: S Khan
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions: Predicted XI
New Zealand’s Playing XI
Tim Seifert (WK), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (C), Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy and Blair Tickner/Doug Bracewell
Pakistan’s Playing XI
Mohd Rizwan (WK), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohd Hafeez, Shadab Khan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions: Squad
New Zealand’s Full Squad
Mitchell Santner (C), Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Scott Kuggeleijn, James Neesham, Todd Astle, Jacob Duffy, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner
Pakistan’s Full Squad
Shadab Khan (C), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohd Hafeez, Usman Qadir, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohd Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Mohd Hasnain, Mohd Musa and Shaheen Afridi
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions
Our NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction is that New Zealand will win the match.
Disclaimer: Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not promise fixed results.